Support for BSN Students
The BSN Program Student Advisor, Kathy O'Flynn-Magee is available to assist you throughout the year as you make decisions related to your studies and progression. She will clarify program requirements and school policies, and address questions of academic concern.
To make the most of your program we strongly encourage you to consult the program overview and timetable to develop your program of study.
School of Nursing Resources
Make sure you visit the BSN Announcements Blog frequently to not miss out on any important information or opportunities.
The BSN Program FAQ's is a resource for new and returning BSN students to obtain important program information about the School of Nursing and the University of British Columbia. This resource is created by the School of Nursing Faculty & Administration to help students navigate their program.
UBC has a range of supports to help you sort out your academic requirements, take care of your finances, and get support and advice whenever you need it.
All undergraduate students registered in a degree program on UBC's Vancouver campus have been assigned an Enrolment Services Professional (ESP) who can give financial advice and help you take care of the basics like paying tuition, requesting a transcript, or changing your program.Your ESP supports you throughout your entire time at UBC. From the start of your degree, up until you graduate, your ESP can help you with things like tuition, course registration and financial planning. They can also guide you through UBC regulations and processes to make sure you get the resources you need, when you need them.
Student Health Service offers a variety of health care services to help you live well, feel good, and achieve your goals. Our family doctors and registered nurses can help you take care of your physical and mental health so that you’re able to have the best university experience possible. Student Health Service offers care for registered UBC students year-round. Our physicians can also act as your family doctor while you are a student at UBC.
Speaking with a counsellor can help you better understand any mental health concerns you face. A counsellor can also help you identify ways to manage or overcome these concerns so you can live well and accomplish the things that are important to you. Counselling Services can help you with any mental health concerns interfering with your ability to feel good and achieve your goals. Some examples include: stress, depression, relationship difficulties and any other topics related to your wellbeing.
Access and Diversity works with the University to create an inclusive living and learning environment in which all students can thrive. We work with students, staff, and faculty to build a community for all. We take an intersectional approach to issues of diversity, looking at how gender, race, sexual orientation and other social categories interact to create barriers for students.
Access and Diversity provides support and program initiatives designed to remove barriers for students with a disability or ongoing medical condition.
The Wellness Centre is a friendly, safe space for you to talk with experienced students about things like safer sex, how to manage stress, and ways to eat and sleep better. Wellness Peers have a passion for mental and physical health promotion and can share health resources with you, inform you about great campus resources, and partner with you on wellness related events. Speaking with another student can give you insight into how other students manage stress, the best ways to prepare and eat good food on a budget, how to make friends on such a large campus, and where to go if you’d like more help taking care of your wellbeing.
The Positive Space Campaign is an initiative intended to help make UBC more receptive to and welcoming of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* (transgender, transsexual, trans-identified), two-spirit, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBT*TQIA+) communities, individuals and issues of sexual and gender diversity on campus. It aims to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by identifying spaces where sexual and gender diversity is supported and valued.
The Advocacy and Ombuds offices are responsible for resolving student disputes and representing students. Chances are that if you’re in some form of formal conflict, the Advocacy and Ombuds offices can help you. They do very different things, but together they form our conflict resolution team.
- The Advocacy Office exclusively does pro-student guidance and representation. They’ll help you out if you’re having any kind of formal conflict with the university. Most commonly, students looking to resolve academic disputes, appeal student fees, or navigate a discipline case, will seek guidance and assistance from the Advocacy Office.
- The Ombuds Office is an independent, impartial body for conflict resolution and confidential service. They don’t answer to the AMS, they don’t answer to the university, and they don’t answer to anyone else. They’re like Jack Reacher, if Jack Reacher was a really, really good mediator.
The Office of the Ombudsperson for Students, works with UBC community members to ensure students are treated fairly and can learn, work and live in a fair, equitable and respectful environment.
Reporting directly to the President, the office is an independent, impartial and confidential resource for students at UBC, jointly funded by the AMS, GSS and UBC.